Monday, March 23, 2015

Fog on the water...shortly, it will be gone...

"14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?  Your life
is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone."
James 4:14 NLT

How often have you heard someone say, 'Life is like a today, gone tomorrow.'?  I've heard it many times and many times I've said it.  The thought behind this statement is that life is short.  

We live in a neighborhood that is a circle...not a cul-de-sac...a circle.  When you drive into the area, there is 1 house on each side of the street and then the street 'Y's' off and you have to go left or right.  On the opposite side of that the street comes back together.  The picture on the right is a picture of what I'm talking pull into the 'circle' from the main road and go either left or right.  Some of the people who live in this area are a little crazy.  The will pull in from the main road and drive 40-50 mph through the neighborhood.  It is a 20 mph posted limit.  There are children in the area.  

Last night around 11 p.m. we heard a car fly off the main road and into the area, spinning tires and out of control.  Just a few seconds later, there was a huge bang!  We immediately know what happened...we knew it was inevitable...someone was eventually going to have an accident...kill a into a house or something!  My hubby and I ran outside and sure enough in the approximate area of the red on my drawing above, a car had flipped.  The young man...he couldn't have been 25 years old...was thrown from the vehicle and onto a neighbor's lawn.  Several of the neighbors were gathering, emergency personnel had been called but it was not good!

This young man...drunk...not 20 minutes earlier had been taken home by the police...managed to get the keys to his mom's car and then got on the road...flying way too fast...and then in an instant...his life was gone!  My heart hurt so bad...his girlfriend came running from her house a few doors down...2 lives an instant!  We did our best to comfort the young lady...just a child it seemed...later, the young man's family showed up...his 16 y/o brother and, a sister...hysterical...we prayed with them.  

Life is so short...and for this young man it was just a mere snippet of what could have been!  There will be no grandchildren...this young girlfriend...will she get over this...will it affect her future relationships.  Life is like a vapor...a for a little while and then it's gone.  

If you never understand anything else, please understand this one are loved.  Your life matters!  Even when you don't think anyone in the world cares about what happens to you, there is One that loves you more than you will ever know.  The One is God, the Father-Jesus, the Son-the Holy Spirit!  God gave you's a life that you are to care for and cherish.  No, that doesn't mean things will always go great.  Yes, it does mean there will be good times...and bad.  But God gave you this life and it is a gift from Him.  It is our responsibility to cherish and take care of it.  We are not promised tomorrow.  This young man...he didn't wake up yesterday morning and say well, this is my last day on earth!  I'll guarantee you that if you'd have asked him at lunch if he'd still be here for breakfast, he would have said YES!  But ... it wasn't to the fog, his life slipped away.

Remember that there is no guarantee on our life.  We all have an expiration date...the day when our breath will leave us and our heart will no longer pump our blood.  The only thing in this life that is for certain is that once you are will die!  Cherish and take care of the time that God has given you.  

Treasure each moment with your family!  Tell your family and friends that you love them.  Make lasting memories.  You never know if it is the last time you will see them.  I'm not trying to be a downer...I am just trying to remind each reader of this that God loves you.  He has blessed you with this life.  Take it seriously.  Have fun...but take care of YOU...somebody will miss you when you are gone!

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